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Egypt "Jan 25 - Day of revolution" [Update: Mubarak resigns]

Youth activists, Islamists, workers and football fans to hold rallies and marches against Mubarak government. If you are on Twitter you can follow on #JAN25, that's where it's happening.
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Youth activists, Islamists, workers and football fans to hold rallies and marches against Mubarak government. If you are on Twitter you can follow on #JAN25, that's where it's happening.
Way to go, dude - stoke the flames of civil unrest from a distance hoping to get browny points as being a subtle "democracy/human rights/any of the fancy rhetorics" crusader.
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Old 25.01.2011, 11:42
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Way to go, dude - stoke the flames of civil unrest from a distance hoping to get browny points as being a subtle "democracy/human rights/any of the fancy rhetorics" crusader.
Great constructive post.
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Old 25.01.2011, 11:51
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Re: Egypt- "Jan25_ Day of revolution"

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Great constructive post.
Don't mention it. Just my two cents as never before did I come across the word "Islamists" used in such a supposedly positive sentence construction in a "western" communication medium.
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Re: Egypt- "Jan25_ Day of revolution"

That have nothing to do with Islamists, this is pure Egyptians protests, these protests gathered muslims, christians, there were men, women, young, children from all over the country, these are fed up angry citizens who cannot afford even buying bread anymore, who cannot find jobs, who dig their and their children's food from the garbage everyday, who are forced by a corrupt violent regime to obey and obey on daily basis, who never had the right to speak out for 30 years, it is about time they ask for their basic rights to live as human beings without people judging them or being sarcastic about it.

Today i felt really proud to be a citizen of such a great nation, who finally are getting back control over their lives, i have been following all day and were so glad to see the young generation stand out with nothing but pure courage and no fear against 30 years of corruption and oppression.

Here are some footage of the day, as per the info i'm receiving, they're planning to continue till tomorrow and maybe till thursday.










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Old 26.01.2011, 09:20
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Re: Egypt- "Jan25_ Day of revolution"

Yup, quite impressive move from egyptian youth. Interesting is the reference to the tunisian revolution as well.
Mubarak DEGAGE!
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Great constructive post.
I am probably a deconstructionist myself

http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_ml...403_index.html

I like El Baradei but his name sounds too much like El Baddie.

Apparently the report of Gmal being in London is propaganda- not true.

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ssandr El Amrani is closely following the release of WikiLeaks cables focused on Egypt and neighboring Arab states, and if you want to keep up with it I suggest you follow his excellent blog and twitter feed. I found the links to these cables thanks to him. This cable, from then Egypt Ambassador Frank Riccardione in 2006, is in Captain Obvious territory, but still fun since it's a candid look from the inside on efforts to groom Gamal to succeed his father Hosni. For almost a decade now, speculation has been that Mubarak, who will be 83 at the time of the presidential election next fall, wants his son to succeed him.
It quotes Osama el-Ghazaly Harb, who had resigned from the ruling National Democratic Party that year, as saying the Party's reform process "was merely a vehicle for Gamal to promote his political career." Ambassador Riccardione writes: "Despite the sniping of many Egyptian opinion-leaders, and a more general public hostility (echoed by many of our contacts) to Gamal's possible presidential succession, there are few other obvious contenders for the post." The cable says that Suzanne Mubarak, Gamal's mother and Hosni's wife, is his principle champion, and has stood in the way of alternatives.
"Her power and influence, many argue, are keys to Gamal's viability. Sources tell us that she has kept Mubarak pere from naming a Vice President," Riccardione writes. At the time, his assessment was that the politicians and powerful businessmen around Gamal were gambling on economic reforms as a platform to creating popular legitimacy. "The way forward for Gamal currently appears open," he wrote.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Backc...eed-his-father
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Old 27.01.2011, 22:18
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Re: Egypt- "Jan25_ Day of revolution"

Todays update, govt' blocked social media and tracing all proxies / VPNs we're providing to the people to be able to communicate, SMS been blocked an hour ago and tomorrow ISPs have been ordered to go offline.

I'm totally furious of such stupid acts from an irresponsible govt' who prefer violence rather than communicating with the people
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Todays update, govt' blocked social media and tracing all proxies / VPNs we're providing to the people to be able to communicate, SMS been blocked an hour ago and tomorrow ISPs have been ordered to go offline.

I'm totally furious of such stupid acts from an irresponsible govt' who prefer violence rather than communicating with the people
They'll resume normal service as soon as Muburak is gone and El Baradei safely takes the reins
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Old 26.01.2011, 23:09
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Youth activists, Islamists, workers and football fans to hold rallies and marches against Mubarak government. If you are on Twitter you can follow on #JAN25, that's where it's happening.
Just to have it mentioned, all media-chaps there agree that the Islamists do NOT play a major role in the whole upheaval. So that you ought abstain from trying to make the Islamists the centerpiece of what goes on as they clearly are not.
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Just to have it mentioned, all media-chaps there agree that the Islamists do NOT play a major role in the whole upheaval. So that you ought abstain from trying to make the Islamists the centerpiece of what goes on as they clearly are not.
Just to add, most of the demonstrators were actually young from higher middle class and highly educated rich who refused to see the situation of the country going bad and were totally supporting the poor, which i find very inspiring sense of solidarity.
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Re: Egypt- "Jan25_ Day of revolution"

It does not matter who makes the revolution, it matters who takes the rule afterward
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El Baradei has just flown in for the Friday after prayers demo.

Is El Baradei Obama's man in Cairo methinks so- good call right at the last minute.

Um, oh yes, what was I told about Gmal being Muburak's successor?

I found this report below thought it was true- apparently not.


Mubarak's son 'flees to London with 100 pieces of luggage' - reports

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/wo...uggage-reports

Maybe Muburak, the Tunisian leader and the Yemeni leader will all be guests in the House of Saud?

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Internet, phones down as Egypt braces for protests

CAIRO (AP) -- Internet and cell-phone data services were disrupted across Egypt as authorities used extreme measures to hamper protesters from organizing mass rallies after Friday noon prayers as part of the biggest challenge to the government in decades.

The demonstrations are backed by both the country's biggest opposition group and newly returned Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei.
In response to the threat, Egypt has apparently done what many technologists thought was unthinkable for any country with a major Internet economy: cutting itself off from the web to try and silence a protest movement taking inspiration from the ouster of Tunisia's president this month.

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Re: Internet, phones down as Egypt braces for protests

eeeek, i hope all this is settled before my trip. I am going to Egypt in less than a month!
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Re: Egypt- "Jan25_ Day of revolution"

In corrupt and repressive countries, usually, the Ruling party as well as the Oppostion are both corrupt and they are only fighting over the "share" of the spoils rather than welfare of population or the nation.

This revolt is a good effort, but I would still be sceptical about it unless a new popular figure or a party appears to take the reins. What we see now is various Powers scrambling trying to get their "Man" in to take advantage of the revolt and establish power. And then it would again be the same cycle of oppression under a different figurehead.

If I was an Egyptian I would not trust any already influential figure, even a Nobel prize winner unless there is someone new and young with aspirations to make the country better.
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unless there is someone new and young with aspirations to make the country better.
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Re: Egypt- "Jan25_ Day of revolution"

I'm wondering what the role of the gulf countries and its allies is in all this;
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/2...s-revolts.html


so aljazeera is allowed to broadcast live from the protests without any censorship?

http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/
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Re: Egypt- "Jan25_ Day of revolution"

This is very signifcant, if sustained and repeated across the region.

12.59pm: In another extraordinary audio report Jack Shenker in Cairo reports on signs that the police are siding with the protesters. He saw a senior police officer discard a teargas canister to signal to protesters that he was on their side. Will the regime fall he asked a state journalist. "It's already falling, it can't stop," Jack was told.

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